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Four charged in connection with investigation into unlawful money lending in County Clare - 24/2/15

Gardaí in Kilrush have this morning, Tuesday 24th February 2015 charged 4 people, two males, 20 and 26 years and two females, 30 and 32 years in connection with an investigation into unlawful money lending.

The four people charged are due to appear before Ennis District Court this morning 24th February 2015 at 10.30am.

Previous press release below refers.


Garda Press Office

As part of an ongoing investigation into unlawful money lending, Gardaí in Clare have arrested 11 people following searches in the Kilrush area of Co. Clare, carried out this morning 3rd December 2013.

The searches, which commenced at 7am this morning, were carried out at a number of premises in the area, including private and business premises and involved local Gardaí assisted by Criminal Assets Bureau, Regional Support Unit, Special Detective Units from Galway, the National Criminal Intelligence Unit as well as officials from Revenue, Social Welfare and Clare Co. Council.

The arrests include 5 males aged between 55 and 18 yrs, and 6 females aged between 49 and 20 yrs. All those arrested are detained at various Garda Stations in Co Clare, Limerick and Galway under Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act.
The investigation, which has been ongoing for several months, centres around complaints received from various individuals and is focused on persons suspected to be engaged in unlicensed money lending.